I have mentioned before that I love making cream puffs and experimenting with recipes to make them better suited to my taste. The batter is always the same, but there are so many possibilities when it comes to the filling. So last night I found myself pondering whether I should make pumpkin spice or peanut butter cream puffs. I chose pumpkin, of course, and they turned out to be just as delicious as I imagined. I suppose it is safe to say that I am extremely proud of myself for making up this recipe as I went and actually pulling it off. I hope you like it too!
Pumpkin Spice Filling (click here for cream puff batter)
1/2 L Whipping Cream
1/2 Tsp. Vanilla
4 Tbsp. Icing Sugar
1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp. Nutmeg
1/4 Tsp. Cloves
Using a hand mixer, whip together whipping cream, vanilla and icing sugar until thick and fluffy, set aside. In a smaller bowl, mix pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Add pumpkin mixture to whipped cream and fold in gently until evenly blended. Now fill your cream puffs!
Tip: Sprinkle cinnamon and icing sugar on top for a lovely garnished look.
Don’t forget to let me know what you think!